Tourist Visa to India - Tips and FAQs

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Tourist Visa to India - Tips and FAQs

Getting a visa to India should be a fairly straightforward process, although some India Mikers have found it difficult. This article aims to answer some of the frequently asked questions about obtaining an Indian tourist visa.  ... read more »

#16 Mar 26th, 2013, 21:35
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@edwardseco,

Do you mind making the additions / changes to the article directly? I want to get more opinions on the ease-of-use of the new functionality.

Thanks.
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Brilliant idea. Now, how do we get people to read this??? And I don't mean those who already have a visa or know how to get one anyway.
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Originally Posted by narendra.d View Post Is this not applicable only if applied for from the US? If yes, that point should be mentioned as well.
All the durations in that section refer to those visas applied for from one's home country, and maybe it falsely seemed obvious.

Will deal with that one now.
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Originally Posted by Wildhorse View Post Brilliant idea. Now, how do we get people to read this??? And I don't mean those who already have a visa or know how to get one anyway.
It's a good point. I've already made the comments thread for the article a sticky in the Visa forum. And as Johnny Five pointed out in a PM to me, we should point all new questions to the article first.

I'm also thinking of putting together a "newbie" packet that gets emailed to all new registrants with links to the FAQs and popular threads that hopefully answer the majority of their starter questions.

If they still ask questions after that, I say we ban them.
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Nadregji, I shall attempt such..
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Originally Posted by nadreg View Post If they still ask questions after that, I say we ban them.
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Originally Posted by narendra.d View Post Is this not applicable only if applied for from the US? If yes, that point should be mentioned as well.
That is indeed correct. I have tried twice in the last 2 years and always got a six months multiple entry. I was told that to get anything longer, I must apply from the US.
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Originally Posted by Alohaguy View Post That is indeed correct. I have tried twice in the last 2 years and always got a six months multiple entry. I was told that to get anything longer, I must apply from the US.
That point was dealt with immediately, 3 days ago.
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edwardseco - can you please confirm the Canada and Australia 5-year visa thing??

Canada introduced a 10-year visa for Indians a couple of years ago and I'm waiting with bated breath for India to reciprocate... even 5 years would be nice!
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Originally Posted by jumpingfrog View Post edwardseco - can you please confirm the Canada and Australia 5-year visa thing??
JF, if you look at the FAQ it says:

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For Australian citizens, multiple entry visas with 6 months' validity is common although the duration can vary and is at the discretion of the issuing consulate.
http://www.indiamike.com/india-artic...sa-information

I can confirm that Australians do not have the option of a 5 year Tourist visa; and from personal experience I'd suggest that multiple entry is a rare prize too.

Cross-posting with your other post, there is no evidence on the Indian Embassy website to suggest Canadians have a five year tourist visa option either.

You'll need to keep that breath abated for a while longer yet.
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Thanks Dr Rudi for re-directing me to the FAQ but it does not answer my question.

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Cross-posting with your other post, there is no evidence on the Indian Embassy website to suggest Canadians have a five year tourist visa option either.
The Indian Embassy website would not be my first source of information... I was just wondering if Edwardsecoji had some new first-hand information, as he mentions that this was very 'recent' news.
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Question Went home early on a tourist visa

Was ill and would now like to head back to India. If I understand correctly, I have to wait two months, which means I have very little time on my six month travisa (ny) visa. Am I allowed to apply for another six month tourist visa in the same year? Also, if I go to Nepal instead and my flight changes in India, will I be in trouble for not waiting two months on my multiple entry visa? will the powers that be allow a connecting flight unhassled?

If there are any experts on this, I would love to chat privately or email about this.
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Originally Posted by missustoad View Post Was ill and would now like to head back to India. If I understand correctly, I have to wait two months, which means I have very little time on my six month travisa (ny) visa. Am I allowed to apply for another six month tourist visa in the same year? Also, if I go to Nepal instead and my flight changes in India, will I be in trouble for not waiting two months on my multiple entry visa? will the powers that be allow a connecting flight unhassled?

If there are any experts on this, I would love to chat privately or email about this.
Huh ? As an US Passport holder, you were/are eligible for a 10 year Tourist Visa. (I am making that assumption you have a US Passport) The two month gap has been suspended for everyone except a few groups (to which you do not belong)

With a 10 year T Visa you have 180 days per visit.
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Thank you! So nice to get an answer so quickly.
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Hi! Apparently some good news for many people here: http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-...1-1081249.aspx
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